“Kids have power.. and once kids know how much power they have to make change, they start acting.”
Many families are displaced by the historic devastation from Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath that is leaving Houston and outlying areas underwater. Kids are experiencing the impact of the climate firsthand and probably don’t understand exactly what’s happening.
As we help kids deal with the trauma of their homes as they knew them being flooded away, maybe this is also a moment when we can explore if helping them understand how the climate works will help them make sense of the upheaval and devastation.
Listen to Lynne Cherry, author of over thirty children’s books pertaining to climate change tell Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about how:
- Kids understand the environment
- Kids worldwide are doing their part, and creatively
- Books are magic for kids
- and more!
This interview was previously recorded at an Earth Day celebration at Union Station in Washington D.C.
Hurricane Harvey might also inspire them to be more environmentally-friendly in their own choices, including as they grow up. They might ask more questions of their teachers, coaches and parents about the impact of things they see happening and choices of things to buy, too.
Books are great gifts – any time of the year!
What do YOU hear Lynne say? What did you take away from this interview? Tell us @joanmichelson, or on our Facebook page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Lynne and her missions through her books, visit http://www.youngvoicesonclimatechange.com/ – and about Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.
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